James Sterling Coke
In your service
Welcome to the personal website for James Coke. You will find here links to various of my personal and business
interests. What with Facebook, LinkedIn, Renren, and Google everything, a person can hide all over the 'cloud'.
Better to just put it all in one place and let you find it more easily.
For the genealogists; I was born in California to Philip and Patricia Coke on 25 September, 1964, and followed by
siblings Cynthia and Brian. My childhood was spent on Kauai in Hawaii, my degree comes from the University of
Oregon, and I have been a resident of Washington State since 1985. Married to Linda since 1990, whose
daughter Natosha lives in Richland, WA and son Joshua lives in Bellingham, WA.
My career has included assignments in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa, with some casual travel in Latin
America and the Middle East thrown in for good measure. I am a chronic entrepreneur, and my CV is linked.
When you get to know the world a bit, you realize people are basically the same everywhere, and struggle with
the same issues. I find myself driven to advocate for dispossessed peoples in the developing world, inspired by
the work of social business visionaries like Muhammad Yunus. I have seen too much oligarchic government, too
much elitist greed, and too much focus on short-term gain that ignores the plight of three billion people kept in
poverty by institutional failure. God loves these people, and my job is to create institutions that work for them.
My strong political views on liberty and capitalism derive less from my American heritage than from my faith as a
follower of Yeshua as Messiah - the ultimate teacher of freedom. It is the same faith that anchored the men who
established our republic. I teach on Christianity's Hebrew roots when invited.
Hobbies; body surfing tropical waves; blowing the trumpet, conch, and shofar; the occasional strategy game; and
a little gardening when we see the sun up here in the Northwest. I don't post to social media often, but my various
calling cards are listed below for those who want to stay in touch - as I hope you will.
Website updated by James Coke 2015-10-07
James Coke, CPIM
Postal Box 1605
Gig Harbor, WA state, USA 98335
Facebook: James Sterling Coke
LinkedIn: James Coke
Employment history, publications.
Project profiles on request.
Custom software development
firm and its Hospital IS product.
Exploratory writings on the
restoration of Biblical community.